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Does cymbalta cause memory loss?

Does cymbalta cause memory loss?

Not common: No, memory loss is not a common side effect with cymbalta. It can cause drowsiness though. ...Read more

Cymbalta (Definition)

Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an "antidepressant" medication. However, it is an approved treatment for a variety of indications to include (unipolar) depression, anxiety, and chronic pain (related to diabetic neuropathy, musculoskeletal and/or fibromyalgia). Pharmacologically, it primarily enhances 2 different neurotransmitters (serotonin and norepinephrine). It can cause a ...Read more


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Does cymbalta cause short term memory loss or worsen memory in general?

Does cymbalta cause short term memory loss or worsen memory in general?

Memory Loss: I understand your concern. Cymbalta may cause short term memory loss. At age 17, possible causes are- ? Alcohol, tobacco, or drug use ? Stress ? Depression ? Sleep deprivation ? Deficiencies in vitamin B1 and B12 ? Underactive or Overactive thyroid gland ? HIV ? Head injury See a Physician for Diagnosis and treatment. See Psychiatrist for Therapy and monitoring of Cymbalta, Breathing Relax ...Read more

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I am on 60 mg. of cymbalta for ten years. My Dr. wants me to take indefinitely. Will this cause memory loss if I take for another 20 yrs.?

I am on 60 mg. of cymbalta for ten years.  My Dr. wants me to take indefinitely.  Will this cause memory loss if I take for another 20 yrs.?

No.: Memory problems are such a remote possibility that it would not be worth your concern. They are not known to develop with long term use. And, your dose is not high. But you should be posing your question to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can cymbalta cause weight loss?

Can cymbalta cause weight loss?

Weight gain: All antidepressants can cause weight gain as part of their side-effect profile. In the case of Cymbalta it's uncommon. ...Read more

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Can cymbalta cause hair loss?

Can cymbalta cause hair loss?

Yes: It is possible for Cymbalta to cause hair loss, even though rarely. If it happens to you, it really doesn't matter how rare it is! ...Read more

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Im now taking Zoloft 100mg cymbalta 30mg for 2wks then i will stop Zoloft and just take cymbalta... Will this cause weight loss or gain?

Im now taking Zoloft 100mg cymbalta 30mg  for 2wks then i will stop Zoloft and just take cymbalta... Will this cause weight loss or gain?

Generally: Some medications dont exactly cause weight gain but if you feel depressed sometimes you dont eat so when you take an antidepressant and start feeling better your appetite comes back and you end up gaining weight. This doesnt always happen but some people treat the weight gain as causal to the medication when in fact its due to improved mood which leads to improved appetite. Just watch what you eat. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me with cymbalta. Will it cause acne and hair loss? I experienced those side effects with Wellbutrin XL.

My doctor prescribed me with cymbalta. Will it cause acne and hair loss? I experienced those side effects with Wellbutrin XL.

It should not: If it does, it is worth the risk. Acne can be managed; usually topical benzoyl peroxide is sufficient. It's difficult to know what to make of accounts of sudden hair loss in people on this medication; emotional turmoil can do this to people. Even if it is real, it is a small price to pay for relief of the terrible, private pain for which this medicine is usually prescribed. Be brave and go ahead. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia and its affecting my memory and concentration my work is a translator i'm on cymbalta 60mg please reassure me would it treat me?

I have fibromyalgia and its affecting my memory and concentration my work is  a translator i'm on cymbalta 60mg please reassure me would it treat me?

Fibromyalgia Rx: The treatment of fibromyalgia is difficult, it is essentially trial and error. Only time will tell. Need to discuss the treatments available with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more


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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is a condition where you are unable to remember new events (anterograde amnesia) and/or you ...Read more